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Current

  • 2016, Nominee
    Eureka Fellowship
    Fleishhaker Foundation
    San Francisco, CA

    It’s an exciting honor to announce my nomination for the prestigious Eureka Fellowship, courtesy The Fleishhaker Foundation.

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  • 2016, Finalist; 2017, nominee
    Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship
    The Smithsonian Institution
    Washington, D.C.

    I was again advanced to the finals this year for a SARF.  In addition to collaborating with my nominator, Douglas Herman, Senior Geographer at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian, I plan to extend my research for The Beginning Was The End with theoretical cosmologist Daniel Eisenstein at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and at The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

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  • January 15, 2016 – May 15, 2017
    Artist In Residence
    Bullseye Glass Co.
    Emeryville, CA

    As a resident artist at Bullseye Glass, I hope to partner with Adams + Chittenden scientific glass laboratory to produce new videosculpture models of time + multidimensional reality, to premiere in my solo show, July 2017 at Pro Arts Gallery.

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Upcoming

  • February 12, 2017
    Fired! | 100 Days Action
    Shapeshifters Cinema
    Oakland, CA

    100 Days Action, a counternarrative to Trump’s 100 Day Plan, is a call to thinkers, artists, and writers. Fired! will include two videos from my January Neurodivergent Media program at Shapeshifters Cinema. For my collaborators, Justin Enteman and Patrick McGee, these programs mark the first times their works have been shown in public. 

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  • June – August, 2017
    Solo Exhibition / Residency
    Pro Arts Gallery
    Oakland, CA

    At ProArts Gallery next June, July, and August, I’ll mount my upcoming solo exhibition of videosculpture, diagrams, wall works, and sound installation, following a one-month residency. 

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Recent

  • January 8, 2017
    Shapeshifters Cinema
    Oakland, CA

    Neurodivergent Media with Allison Leigh Holt will showcase polished results and ongoing experiments in media art by adults and teens who DIVERGE neurologically, like those on the autism spectrum. Holt will walk us through this heightened mode of perception, Empathic Pedagogy, and reveal how all of us are neurodivergent.

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  • October 9 – November 20, 2016
    Peephole Cinema
    San Francisco, CA

    My video Three Feet Above Earth will be on view in Surface Tension, an exhibition at Peephole Cinema’s San Francisco site, curated by Victoria Scott. Open 24/7, 280 Orange Alley (off Valencia + 26th) MAP

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  • Sept. 10, 2016
    6th Ann. San Francisco Cinematheque Art Auction + Benefit
    Kadist Art Foundation
    San Francisco

    As San Francisco Cinematheque’s Board Vice President, I’m proud to announce its Sixth Annual Art Auction and Benefit. Come bid on my work and over 50 international, national, and regional artists in support of Cinematheque’s 56th year.

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  • April 6 – 9, 2016
    47th UND Writers Conference: The Art of Science
    University of North Dakota
    Grand Forks, ND

    In two panels with theoretical physicist Brian Greene, and one with science fiction giant Kim Stanley Robinson, I discussed the nature of reality, cosmology, the multi-verse, neurology, consciousness, and the intersection of art + science at the UNDWC. Utah’s poet laureate Katherine Coles and ER physician and author Frank Huyler were also included. Video and full transcripts of these, and my talk on my work and practice, are on the UND Chester Fritz Library site. I also presented at the School of Art + Design.

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  • April 6 – May 29, 2016
    The Glass System
    North Dakota Museum of Art

    My solo exhibition at the NDMOA opened during the 47th UND Writers Conference: The Art of Science and runs through the month of May. The Glass System is a body of work experiments with glass, video, neodymium magnets, plexiglass, and projected light, describing concepts about time and multi-dimensional reality that emerge from my research in Java and from theoretical physics.

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